Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The Berkeley Fire Department reminds you that December, January and February are the leading months for home fires and home fire deaths in the United States. The greater majority of these fires are preventable. Follow these easy steps to keep your home and family safe from the threat of fire: Read more... 

Heater Safety Tips

Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In an average year, heating equipment is involved in 59,000 home structure fires, resulting in 330 deaths, 1,250 injuries, and $540 million in direct property damage. The Berkeley Fire Dadvises you to protect yourself, your family and your home byfollowing these heater safety tips: Read more... 

Get The Facts About Fireworks

To store, sale, or use fireworks of any kind within the City of Berkeley is illegal.  Each year significant fires and injuries occur throughout the state California from the use of illegal fireworks.  Please do your part to keep the City of Berkeley fire safe.  If you should need additional information or assistance regarding illegal fireworks, you may contact the City of Berkeley Fire Prevention Division at (510) 981-5585.

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